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Metodología para generar Indicadores de Actividad en Infraestructura y Vivienda

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  • Juan Carlos Caro
  • Byron Idrovo

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This article depicts an alternative methodology for measuring the investment activity in Chile’s infrastructure and housing sectors. The methodology is based on the Stock & Watson index (1989), which defines activity indicators as “an unobservable underlying state”. We use the Kalman Filter as an estimation method. Then, by applying the Chow & Lin methodology (1971), we interpolate the disaggregated investment annual series of the National Accounts System. The result is new quarterly investment data for both sectors which can be used in future research.

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  • Juan Carlos Caro & Byron Idrovo, 2010. "Metodología para generar Indicadores de Actividad en Infraestructura y Vivienda," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 47(136), pages 273-303.
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:47:y:2010:i:136:p:273-303
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    Keywords

    Construcción; filtro de kalman; infraestructura; vivienda;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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